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BIKE FUN

The No Sweat Way to Bike to Work

It's the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area, celebrated this year on Thursday, May 8. For two decades, casual riders have pumped up their tires...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm | 9 comments | 2425 Views

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Standing Tall with Kickstands

The lowly kickstand is the Rodney Dangerfield of bike parts. It doesn't get no respect. "A kickstand? Why would you want a kickstand?" I've heard that more times...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Elaine, on Apr 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm | 10 comments | 1329 Views

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Head to Toe Comfort for Rainy Day Riders

Years ago, when I first told people I intended to ride my bike to work every day, I often got the response, "Even when it rains?" I wasn't sure what to say. I honestly...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Mar 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm | 12 comments | 1970 Views

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A Resolution for a Century (or Two)

According to a recent poll, the top five New Year's resolutions for 2014 are: lose weight, get organized,...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by MVResident67, on Jan 22, 2014 at 8:50 am | 8 comments | 1802 Views

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A New Bike for Christmas

It's such a traditional Christmas gift that it's almost a cliché: the new bike. I don't remember ever waking up to find a bike under the Christmas tree, but I do...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Dec. 25, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Dec 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 6 comments | 1411 Views

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Big Box Store, Little Bike Trailer

For the vast majority of my shopping trips, my bikes do a great job. Between a pair of oversized panniers in the back and an ample basket in the front, I can carry...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Zeaphod, on Dec 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm | 7 comments | 1729 Views

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Bicycle Getaways: The Riviera on San Francisco Bay

When most people think of traveling by bike they think of bicycle touring, where you carry everything you need to be self-sufficient for long distances: clothing,...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm | 4 comments | 1438 Views

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A Ride 2 Recovery for Wounded Warriors

For most of us, the challenges of bicycling lead to growth as cyclists: climbing a long, steep grade to the top of a hill, staying balanced and pedaling through...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Nov 17, 2013 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 3337 Views

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A Rolling Art Tour in Palo Alto

Public art can awe-inspiring, moving, perplexing or shocking, sometimes all at the same time. It can be the pride of a community or a target of scorn from critics....

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments | 3860 Views

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Bright Lights, Dark City

Spring forward, fall back. When you remembered to turn back your clocks did you remember to clip on your bike lights? Now that we're back on Standard Time, sunset...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by ItinerantRick, on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:56 am | 12 comments | 1526 Views

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What Does 3 Feet for Safety Mean?

Last month Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1371, a three foot passing bill that...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Nov 2, 2013 at 11:53 pm | 14 comments | 1101 Views

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Family Bikes: The Minivans of Bicycles

In the morning it's school or day care drop-off. In the afternoon it's pick-up then soccer practice, swim lessons or dance class. On the way or in between there's...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ralph, on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 13 comments | 2776 Views

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Dressing Up on the Bike, Halloween Style

Growing up, my favorite thing about Halloween wasn't the candy, it was the costumes. My sisters and I would come up with ideas, then dig into our closets and boxes...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Kuad, on Oct 9, 2013 at 5:56 am | 3 comments | 1502 Views

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A Couple's Guide to Pedaling in Tandem

You've probably seen that unhappy couple on the bike path or on the road. They start off together and within seconds, one partner has zoomed ahead while the other...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Sep. 22, 2013
Last comment by Captain Daddy, on Sep 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 3418 Views

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Adventures in Bay Area Bike Share

It's been just over a week since the Bay Area Bike Share pilot program opened for service in five cities: San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, Palo Alto and Mountain...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by IP Detective, on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 34 comments | 10923 Views

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Hitting the Dirt on Mountain Bike Trails

Did you buy a mountain bike because of the big fat tires and easy riding comfort, but the only times you've ridden it off-road were on the levee trails along the...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by Bex, on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm | 14 comments | 2489 Views

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Ready or Not, Bike Share is Coming

When I walked out of the Caltrain station in downtown San Jose this morning there it was: a long row of empty bike docking stations for Bay Area Bike Share. The...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:24 am | 28 comments | 2681 Views

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Gear Up Your Ride: The Grocery Getter

When people think of bicycling for practical reasons, bike commuting usually comes to mind first. But since work commutes are often the longest trips we make all...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Shapely Legs, on Jul 30, 2013 at 7:13 am | 6 comments | 1989 Views

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It’s a Picnic: Outdoor Dining by Bicycle

I'm a big fan of dining al fresco, whether it's a luncheon in a formal garden, getting away to nature with a hearty meal on a lazy creek, or a good old-fashioned...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Jul 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 1944 Views

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All Aboard! Taking your Bike on Transit

My bike alone can only take me so far so fast, and sometimes I'd rather arrive somewhere without looking like I've been pedaling for hours. That's when I turn to...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Jul 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 2234 Views
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